Finding nearest distance

Discussion created by jontyhiley on Jan 14, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 14, 2013 by mcollins999

I'm trying to do a simple operation but without any success.

I need to find the nearest distance between the range of a species and the British Isles.  I have added the shapefiles for a) Britain, and b) the range of the species that I'm interested in.

I've tried to tackle this using the Proximity - Near analysis, but when I click OK, nothing happens at all.

Could anyone help me with where I am going wrong?  I've checked all data is in the same co-ordinate system.

Thanks in advance.